The Current State of Medical School Education in Bioethics, Health Law, and Health Economics

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Current challenges in medical practice, research, and administration demand physicians who are familiar with bioethics, health law, and health economics. Curriculum directors at American Association of Medical Colleges-affiliated medical schools were sent confidential surveys requesting the number of required hours of the above subjects and the years in which they were taught, as well as instructor names. The number of relevant publications since 1990 for each named instructor was assessed by a PubMed search.In sum, teaching in all three subjects combined comprises less than two percent of the total hours in the American medical curriculum, and most instructors have not recently published articles in the fields they teach. This suggests that medical schools should reevaluate their curricula and instructors in bioethics, health law, and health economics.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
PERTCS-2
Revision history
First archival date: 2015-11-21
Latest version: 1 (2016-08-18)
View upload history
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Broadening Education in Bioethics.ten Have, Henk & Gordijn, Bert

View all 10 citations / Add more citations

Added to PP index
2010-08-31

Total views
359 ( #10,614 of 45,590 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
56 ( #13,788 of 45,590 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.